A PIED WAGTAIL’S EVENING PREENING ROUTINE


PIED WAGTAIL PREENING IN EVENING SUNSHINE

This is a complicated routine involving a great deal of busy activity, from 180° head rotation to elaborate fluffing up to pauses for admiration. I watched this bird, one of a pair, for several minutes. The photos have been cropped but not in any way photoshopped… I’m pleased at how well they turned out, considering that I was filming from the ground 20 feet below, and the bird was moving most of the time. I’ve put  some individual pictures up first, then a slideshow of the whole performance…

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